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DNA suggests Stonehenge builders came from Anatolia

DNA suggests Stonehenge builders came from Anatolia

According to a new survey of DNA extracted from ancient human remains, Neolithic farmers began migrating out of Anatolia, modern Turkey, several thousand years ago. Some went north, following the Danube. Another group traveled west across the…

Maritime Silk Road 500 years older than thought

Maritime Silk Road 500 years older than thought

Chinese ceramic sherds dating to the Tang and Song dynasties (9th to 11th centuries AD) that have been recovered in Spain proved that trade links already existed between China and Western Europe along the Maritime Silk Road at that time.

Ancient walking whale uncovered in Peru

Ancient walking whale uncovered in Peru

A quadrupedal whale is described based on a skeleton from the middle Eocene of Peru. It combines terrestrial locomotion abilities and use of the tail for swimming. This is the first record of an amphibious whale for the whole Pacific Ocean

Environmental Archaeology Training Program

Environmental Archaeology Training Program

The Environmental Archaeology Training Program will take place at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) in Beyoğlu, Istanbul from September 6th to 9th.

Mystery shrouding Dickinsonia that oldest animal fossil

Mystery shrouding Dickinsonia that oldest animal fossil

ANU scientists solve mystery shrouding oldest animal fossils. These soft-bodied creatures that lived 558 million years ago on the seafloor could, in principle, have had mouths and guts - organs that many palaeontologists argue emerged during the…

The first farmers of central Anatolia

The first farmers of central Anatolia

Anatolia was home to some of the earliest farming communities. It has been long debated whether a migration of farming groups introduced agriculture to central Anatolia. First Anatolian farmers were local hunter-gatherers that adopted agriculture.